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Augmented hammerstein predistorter for linearization of broad-band wireless transmitters

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3 Author(s)
Taijun Liu ; Electr. & Comput. Eng., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada ; Boumaiza, S. ; Ghannouchi, F.M.

In this paper, an augmented lookup-table-based Hammerstein predistorter is proposed for the first time in order to further improve the pre-correction capability of the traditional Hammerstein predistorter in the context of broad-band high-power wireless transmitters. The predistorter scheme consists of two separate modules, and its parameters are determined in two steps, which are: 1) static predistorter identification and then 2) dynamic part identification. The performance assessment of the newly proposed predistorter is carried out on a wireless transmitter prototype, which includes an L-band push-pull GaAs field-effect transistor 45-dBm peak-envelope power amplifier. Moreover, one- and three-carrier Third-Generation Partnership Projects frequency-division duplex wide-band code-division multiple-access signals are used as test signals to verify the robustness of this novel predistorter under different bandwidth signals. The linearized transmitter prototype output spectrum demonstrates noticeable superiority of the proposed augmented predistorter in suppressing the spectrum regrowth caused by the memory effects in comparison to the traditional Hammerstein predistorter.

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Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 4 )